Using Tibetan Singing Bowls for Meditation
Tibetan Singing Bowls are very effective tools for transformation of consciousness. Listening to the sound of the Tibetan Singing Bowls helps the mind move more easily into altered states of consciousness.
To play the bowl find a quiet place where you will not be distracted by outward sounds or events. With your eyes closed, sit upright keeping your back straight. Sit in either a chair or in a half lotus position, whichever is most comfortable for you.
Rest the Tibetan Bowl in your lap. Quiet the mind and breathe deeply. After a few minutes of the deep breathing exercise, take your Tibetan Bowl and softly ring it.
Listen to the sound, the different qualities and the “wah-wah” effects. As the tones fade toward a point you can no longer hear them, turn your mind inward and listen to your own sound. You will experience a sound that is like a hum, a deep Om sound. This is the sound of the Universal Cord.
If you practice this meditation a number of times, you may find that afterwards external sounds will take on the sound of Om and you can hear the Universal Chord all around you.
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